I'll Find Me

Album: Slide On Over Here (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • In our interview with Steve Azar, he explained: "'I'll Find Me,' the first song on the record, was written with Tony Colton and AJ Masters, a long-time co-writer buddy of mine. For Tony, it was the first song that he wrote after his wife's passing. He's an English songwriter who had Cream's hits, and who's a great lyricist. And he told me about losing the love of his life to a battle with cancer. He got really sick, and he wandered around like a ghost for two years before he could even find himself again. And so to be around and be in that experience, for him to invite me and AJ into that emotion, and to be able to be a part of that, it becomes a healing process when you can finally not only talk about it, but as a songwriter, write about it. I think with songwriters, it takes time. I think it should cultivate, and I think it should take you through all these turns and twists and pains and whatever it takes. In that case of that song, it was painful. You eliminate too much if you go right in. And songwriters, to me, are not capable of doing it. Because they don't want to write about it. They have to experience it. And then all of the sudden the way out is to write about it. The way to start digging yourself out of that hole. And so 'I'll Find Me' was a very touching, moving deal for me to be a part of, and it was a gift to be a part of."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Songs About MoviesSong Writing

Iron Maiden, Adele, Toto, Eminem and Earth, Wind & Fire are just some of the artists with songs directly inspired by movies - and not always good ones.

The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing

How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia.

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.

Concert DisastersFact or Fiction

Ozzy biting a dove? Alice Cooper causing mayhem with a chicken? Creed so bad they were sued? See if you can spot the real concert mishaps.